As the nation celebrates National Small Business Week May 16-20, The UPS Store ® will be hosting more than 50 free franchise-opportunities seminars across the country for individuals interested in learning about the small business community and the largest franchise network of retail shipping, postal, printing and business services centers.

“What better week to educate men and women interested in joining the nation’s more than 27 million small businesses than National Small Business Week” said Chris Adkins, who oversees franchise development for The UPS Storenetwork. “Our franchise opportunities seminars can help individuals learn more about the opportunity of becoming their own boss”

Earlier this year, The UPS Store announced a collaboration with Franchise Finance America (FAF) and The Bankcorp Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bancorp, Inc., providing $15 million for the development of new locations and an additional $7.5 million for the transfer of current locations to new franchise applicants. The UPS Store is the first franchise network in its category to receive this funding, making it a great time to consider The UPS Store franchise opportunity.